Partnership to aid FCC, Wilson students

FREDERICK, Md. — Wilson College and Frederick Community College have finalized an agreement that guarantees qualified FCC students admission to Wilson bachelor’s degree programs and allows them to transfer all credits earned with a grade of C or better.

The articulation agreement, signed by college officials at FCC in Frederick, Md., gives FCC associate degree graduates with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 benefits that will make continuing their education at Wilson in Chambersburg Pa., as smooth as possible, including being granted full junior status at Wilson if they transfer 60 credits. Students will have Wilson’s admission fee waived and qualified FCC students will also receive coordinated academic advising by both colleges to ensure that they take courses that can be applied to their bachelor’s degree.

In addition, high-achieving students will receive monetary benefits: FCC graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa — the largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students will be awarded a Wilson Presidential Scholarship of $12,000 if the student enrolls as a full-time residential student taking 15 credits or more per semester.

The agreement was signed by Heil and Tony D. Hawkins, FCC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, continuing education and workforce development.